Nabil Fekir’s agent comments directly about Liverpool FC link

Nabil Fekir's agent opens up about the speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool FC

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Nabil Fekir’s agent has confirmed that Liverpool FC are interested in signing the Lyon midfielder this summer but says that a deal is not close.

The Reds have been heavily linked with a move to sign the France international this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to add some more firepower to his squad ahead of next season.

Liverpool FC are thought to be on the lookout for a long-term replacement for Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian left Anfield to sign for FC Barcelona back in January.

The Merseyside outfit are believed to have identified Fekir, 24, as one of the their top targets this summer as they look to significantly strengthen their squad.

However, the player’s agent has now moved to play down talk that a move is imminent, and says that a transfer will only be discussed once they have been given the green light from Lyon.

Fekir’s representative Jean-Pierre Bernes told French newspaper Le Progres: “I did not leave Marseille [this weekend], I am with my family, but I will be clear, we will go with Nabil to Liverpool or elsewhere when there is an agreement with Lyon and if Jean-Michel Aulas gives the green light.

“Liverpool’s interest exists, but for the moment nothing is done and other clubs could come in. The window will be long.”

Liverpool FC have already concluded their first signing of the summer after they tied up a deal to land Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco last week.

The Reds are still looking to win their first major trophy under Klopp following his appointment at Anfield as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in 2015.

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